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Texas Tidbits: BUA offers free leadership course

Texas Tidbits: BUA offers free leadership course

Baptist University of the Américas will offer a three-hour tuition-free college course on congregational leadership.

East Texas church develops leaders from among young members

East Texas church develops leaders from among young members

Pastor Richard Rogers sees young members as vital to the church’s health and survival. So, University Heights Baptist Church in Huntsville launched a program to employ young members in leadership roles.

Talk about religion seldom encouraged in counseling sessions, research shows

Religion seldom discussed in counseling sessions, research shows

Baylor University researchers helped perform a study that shows licensed clinical social workers fail to integrate discussion about their clients’ religion and spirituality into their counseling sessions.

West Texas woman celebrates century of faithfulness

West Texas woman celebrates century of faithfulness

On May 10, Mother’s Day, Colonial Hill Baptist Church in Snyder honored all the mothers in the congregation, but singled out one for special recognition - Jessie Etheredge, age 103.

Houston Baptist University students stand with Becket Fund attorneys in April after oral argument before the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals. (Photo: The Becket Fund for Religious Liberty)

ETBU and HBU appeal to Supreme Court for protection from mandate

Two Baptist General Convention of Texas-affiliated universities and a seminary in Pennsylvania are appealing to the U.S. Supreme Court a religious liberty case regarding the Health and Human Services mandate of the Affordable Care Act.

Texas Tidbits: McLendon named dean at Baylor School of Education

Texas Tidbits: McLendon named dean at Baylor School of Education

Michael McLendon joined Baylor University’s faculty as dean of the School of Education and professor of higher education policy and leadership, effective July 1.

Obituaries: Don McGregor, Roger Duck

Don McGregor, 91, an associate editor with the Baptist Standard for 15 years and a founder of Associated Baptist Press—now Baptist News Global—died June 30 in Mesquite.

Texas musician David Dunn helps point audiences to clear direction

Musician David Dunn helps point audiences to clear direction

With the release of his album Crystal Clear, Texas native David Dunn offers songs designed to point people to Christ during times of uncertainty.

Hispanic Texas Baptists urged to stand firm in faith

Hispanic Texas Baptists urged to stand firm in faith

Speakers at the Hispanic Baptist Convention of Texas annual meeting urged 1,100 affiliated churches to respond to the challenge of reaching 11 million Hispanic Texans with the gospel.

Church size matters regarding views on racial inequality, study shows

Church size matters regarding views on racial inequality, study shows

Congregational size has an impact on how people view the reasons for racial inequality in America, according to a new study by researchers at Baylor University and the University of Southern California.

Baylor’s Project Promise makes impact on gifted low-income students

Baylor’s Project Promise makes impact on gifted low-income students

Baylor University’s School of Education is making an impact on lower-income gifted and talented students through the Project Promise summer program.

HSU President Lanny Hall announces retirement

HSU President Lanny Hall announces retirement

After more than a quarter-century serving in the top administrative post at three Texas Baptist universities, Lanny Hall plans to retire next year as president of Hardin-Simmons University.

B.H. Carroll Theological Institute moves toward ATS accreditation

B.H. Carroll Theological Institute has moved one step closer to accreditation by the Association of Theological Schools.

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Baptist institutions consider impact of same-sex marriage ruling

In the wake of the Supreme Court decision legalizing same-sex marriage nationally, some religiously affiliated educational and benevolent institutions face unanswered questions about their policies.

River Ministry shifts focus to urban centers in Mexican interior

River Ministry shifts focus to urban centers in Mexican interior

After more than four decades of missions work in rural villages along the Rio Grande, Texas Baptists’ River Ministry is expanding deeper into Mexico’s interior, focusing on rapidly growing cities where half the nation’s population lives.

 
 
 
 
 
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